OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Three Southeastern Conference soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate soccer.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The field will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women's College Cup® championships in December.
Name Position School
Cassie Black Forward Eastern Washington University
Caroline Brawner Midfield Colgate
Jessy Brown Midfield UMBC
Nicole Calder Midfielder/Defender Kennesaw State University
Melissa Chapman Defender Drexel University
Abby Dahlkemper Defender UCLA
Kylie Davis Midfielder Memphis
Alex Doll Midfielder Stanford
Emily Dzik Defender Eastern Michigan
Sabrina D'Angelo Goalkeeper University of South Carolina
Kirsten Eriksen Defender American
Kelsey Fouch Defender Missouri State University
Anna Grant Back Siena College
Kylee Hathaway Goalkeeper Alabama State University
Kelsey Haycook Forward La Salle University
Sarah Killion Midfielder UCLA
Elise Kotsakis Forward Butler University
Lauren Lazo Midfield/Forward Princeton University
Taylor Leach Defender University of South Carolina
Aislinn McIlvenny Midfield/Forward Manhattan College
Brooke Moody Defender University of Montana
Chelsey Patterson Midfield/Forward Cal State Fullerton
Riley Ridgik Midfielder Wake Forest University
Taryn Rose Defender Utah State
Kate Schwindel Forward West Virginia University
Sam Scolarici Forward Hofstra University
Ashleigh Shim Forward FIU
Meghan Streight Defender Texas A&M
Taylor Uhl Forward Stanford
Stephanie Verdoia Forward Seattle University